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lusher

[luhsh-er] /ˈlʌʃ ər/
noun, Slang.
1.
lush2 (def 1).
Origin
lush2 (v.) + -er1

lush1

[luhsh] /lʌʃ/
adjective, lusher, lushest.
1.
(of vegetation, plants, grasses, etc.) luxuriant; succulent; tender and juicy.
2.
characterized by luxuriant vegetation:
a lush valley.
3.
characterized by luxuriousness, opulence, etc.:
the lush surroundings of his home.
Origin
1400-50; late Middle English lusch slack; akin to Old English lysu bad, lēas lax, Middle Low German lasch slack, Old Norse lǫskr weak, Gothic lasiws weak
Related forms
lushly, adverb
lushness, noun
Synonyms
1. luxurious, fresh.
Antonyms
1. withered, stale.
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British Dictionary definitions for lusher

lush1

/lʌʃ/
adjective
1.
(of vegetation) abounding in lavish growth
2.
(esp of fruits) succulent and fleshy
3.
luxurious, elaborate, or opulent
Derived Forms
lushly, adverb
lushness, noun
Word Origin
C15: probably from Old French lasche lax, lazy, from Latin laxus loose; perhaps related to Old English lǣc, Old Norse lakr weak, German lasch loose

lush2

/lʌʃ/
noun
1.
a heavy drinker, esp an alcoholic
2.
alcoholic drink
verb
3.
(US & Canadian) to drink (alcohol) to excess
Word Origin
C19: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for lusher

lush

adj.

mid-15c., "lax, flaccid, soft, tender," from Old French lasche "soft, succulent," from laschier "loosen," from Late Latin laxicare "become shaky," related to Latin laxare "loosen," from laxus "loose" (see lax). Sense of "luxuriant in growth" is first attested c.1600, in Shakespeare. Applied to colors since 1744. Related: Lushly; lushness.

n.

"drunkard," 1890, from earlier (1790) slang meaning "liquor" (especially in phrase lush ken "alehouse"); perhaps a humorous use of lush (adj.) or from Romany or Shelta (tinkers' jargon).

LUSHEY. Drunk. The rolling kiddeys had a spree, and got bloody lushey; the dashing lads went on a party of pleasure, and got very drunk. ["Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence," London, 1811]

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Slang definitions & phrases for lusher

lusher

noun

A drunkard: City editors are roughnecks and urbane gentlemen, lushers and Puritans (1895+)


lush

noun

A drunkard; an alcoholic; dipso: She is still plastered, the little lush/ The father was by no means a lush, but the son carried temperance to an extreme (1890+)

verb

: lushing, stowing wine into our faces

[origin unknown; probably related to lush, ''liquor, booze,'' which is found by 1790 and may be fr Romany or Sehlta (tinkers' jargon)]


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